Will I ever be as fast as normal people?

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Will I ever be as fast as normal people?

     I'm going to do the Shakespeare Marathon in Stratford-on-Avon in April '09 (maybe, but I am not sure yet if I am 'fast' enough for them to let me do the 2nd half). I'm currently down in Australia until March '09 (where I seem to be running even slower than normal). I was always slow, and then in 2005 I had an awful accident, and I'm now 'blind' and disabled. I ran FLM '08 in 6:45.  But there were some people behind me, I wasn't last! I will get faster (I hope!).

 

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Not doing well on the running front at all. Yesterday I tried to run at lunchtime at work, but the route I took had a wide verge, but not the path I assumed was there. Then today I had no time at all. Tomorrow I am going to try my nor...

Hmm... not bettter this time.

Slower by a whole 2 minutes, over a 1h10 run. Admittedly, this time last year it was a 1h30 run. Have I told you yet that if the London ballot place doesn't work for me, I'll do the Shakespeare instead? I'm definitely running a marathon next April...

Weee! My fastest on that rout...

I just did my hilly 4.27 mile run, at 11.5 min/mile. Slow by normal people's standards, but good for me, for that route. 1 1/2 min faster than I've ever done that before Maybe I will manage to do the Cancer Research 10k in a couple of weeks in un...

Slower this time :-(

I just did a 3 mile loop I haven't often done. I was slow by normal standards (and mine for other routes), 12.2 min/mile, but the last time I did that route I did it even slow. Not much, but...

Definitely better than I was :-)

I did my 2.88 mile run at 9.5 minutes a mile today. I am getting faster. Now, I wonder if I can do that Cancer Research 10k this month in (just!) under an hour?

Today I'm even *more* knackered.

Ouch. I just did a 5.66 mile run, and I did it 5+ minutes faster than the fastest time i've managed before. I'm getting faster. OK, I'm slow by normal people's standards (1 2 minute miles), but that's pretty good for me. Now the...

Gosh, I'm knackered now.

Phew! I'm knackered! I went to the track near here, and did 3x400m laps, of which the fastest was 2:04. Slow for normal people, but fast for slow old me. My previous ones were over 2:10. I'm pleased. But knackered.

Even slower (but only by a bit!)

I just did the same route again, even slower today (but only slightly). At least it was me was out running (which there hasn't been much of lately!).

Slow for everyone else...

not had a very good week (just not had any time to run). But I just did a 3-ish miler (which I don't normally try). Short, but hilly. 12min/mile. Slow for normal people, but not horrific for me. Not fast either, but... ;-)

Still aiming for it

Yesterday, I did the hilly 4.27 miler run to Esher, at 11.5 min/mile. Slow, but fast for me, for that route. It has a huge hill, and some off-path dirt path bits. Today I want to go and do a few laps of the track. I went 2 weeks ago ...

A wee bit better today :-)

I just did a 5.66 mile run, slow by normal people's standard, but the fastest I've ever done that route. (I confess, I got up this morning, thinking 'If I go for a dump forst, I'll try that river run'. And I did both. I'm not going to stop ru...

Argh! :-(

Not doing well at all. Yesterday, I planned to run from the verruca lady's house back to work. But then I only found one shoe in my rucksack. :-( I have no idea where the other one went. Not in the changing rooms, where I'd put them in my bag. ...

Getting faster...?

Not been a very runny week (work etc.... Well, I should say 'retirement parties', but that stopped me running, then the hangover next day stopped me again...). Yesterday I did 3x400m loops at the nearby track, and they were 9+ minute miles (*f...

Hot

Phew! I'm hot! I just did my normal 2.88 mile run, in the heat of today. (I waited until the 'cool' of this evening) I thought it was horribly slow (based on my time at the halfway point). When I first ran that route (after my accident, ...

:-( :-(

Yuk. Had no time for a run this week. Work has been too busy to take a lunchtime run. I dunno, these students sit their exams and then expect *us* to mark them. Humfh,... and I won't manage any this weekend either (due to being sat in a car for hours, t...

I'm definitely faster than I ...

Woo! I just did the 2.88 miles route again in 9.5 min/mile again. My daughter says: (She is 6, and loves smilies!)

Woooo! I'm so fast now! (OK, ...

I just did my 2.88 mile Walton run, in 9.66 minute miles I have definitely cracked that 10 minute barrier (I only broke through it for the first time post-accident a little over a month ago)

Back to it

I've done very little running (my bum-type problems are really getting me down), but I did 2.5 miles on Thursday, and I really enjoyed it.

I give up

I don't think I'll ever run again. This desperate need to take a dump when I run kicked in again tonight, even though I'd been to the loo less than an hour before. Why is this such a problem for me? Why doesn't the stuff the doctor gave...

Finally! A run! :-)

I just did an unusual route, 3.22 miles (with a BIG hill!), and it was slow (12.5 min/mile), but I really enjoyed it (and Hooray! I didn't need to stop and dump! :-) )

This trot business again

I went out for a short run yesterday evening, but yet again, this trot business kicked in. I don't understand how I've been running for years and years, but it only started being an issue 2006 onwards, following on a bit after my accident in 2005 (but ...

Runners Trots :-( :-(

I went for the half-hour route again today, but after just a few minutes I had to stop and walk (as quick as I could!) home to use the loo. :-( This is often a serious problem for me (and was a major problem on parts of the marathon last month,...

Fast for me!

Wow! I just did my 2.88 mile run into town, and I did it the 2nd fastest ever (well, since my accident!). It was 9.4 min/mile (and my fastest ever was only a month ago!). Yeah, I know >9 min/mile is not fast for 'normal' people, but f...

Overview

I don't know yet if I'll get a ballot place for FLM '09 (and I'm sure I wouldn't dare ask people again for charity sponsorship), but I might get in. I was always slow, and then in 2005 I had an awful accident, and I'm now 'blind' and disabled....